Global Economic & Conflict Worries Contrast to Predictions of F.C. Bliss

January 3, 2019 7:18 AM0 comments

The News-Press has been asking around, as it has done every year at this time, including requesting an array of local citizens to remark on what they think is in store for the City of Falls Church in 2019.

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Saslaw Formally Announces Bid For Re-Election, Has Primary Foe

January 4, 2019 7:13 AM0 comments

Facing the prospect of a primary challenger for the first time since he first won the race for an open seat in 1979, Virginia State Senate Democratic leader Dick Saslaw formally announced his candidacy for re-election to his 35th District seat this year.

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Virginia AG Herring Announces Wells Fargo Fine Terms

December 28, 2018 4:18 PM0 comments

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws. The settlement alleges Wells Fargo opened millions of unauthorized accounts and enrolled customers into online banking services without their knowledge or consent, improperly referred […]

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The Top Stories in Falls Church in 2018

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With a year that saw headlines on budget battles, downtown parking problems, new high school construction, West End development updates and more, the News-Press takes a look at the most popular stories of the year, as viewed by readers, at

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Students Collect Food at Justice High School

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State Del. Kay Kory, who represents the 38th District of Virginia in the Greater Falls Church area, noted this week a food collection effort undertaken by students at Justice High School in her district. “While Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, District 38 is one […]

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CBC Announces Member Event Jan. 11

December 31, 2018 9:13 AM0 comments

The executive committee of Falls Church’s venerable citizen activist organization, the non-partisan Citizens for a Better City, announced this month that it will convene a general membership meeting on Jan. 11 to elect new executive committee officers, collect membership dues and to gear up for the coming election year in […]

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Downtown F.C.’s ‘Watch Night’ Monday Promises Gala Hailing In of New Year

December 28, 2018 7:09 AM0 comments

Over the course of Falls Church’s 21 years of Watch Night News Year Eve celebrations, one question has been burning on everyone’s mind: What’s the story behind the Watch Night star?

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2019 Portends Huge Opportunities for Democratic Gains in Virginia

December 26, 2018 6:08 PM0 comments

Coming into the New Year of 2019, the push by Democrats to officially turn Virginia “blue,” to follow on the momentum of recent state and federal elections to achieve majorities in the House and Senate of the state legislature, does not appear to be waning.

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Northam Urges Immediate End to Federal Government Shutdown

December 22, 2018 6:47 PM0 comments

In a letter to President Trump today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam urged action to end the federal government shutdown that commenced at midnight last night. Here is the text of the governor’s letter: Dear President Trump: I write today urging you to work with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress […]

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New Year’s Eve ‘Watch Night’ Plans Underway

December 21, 2018 4:52 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church will host its 21st annual free, family-friendly, fun Watch Night New Year’s Eve spectacular on Monday night, Dec. 31. The event will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight at the intersection of Broad Street (Leesburg Pike/Route 7) and Washington Street (Lee Highway/Route 29). The […]

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